Alaska to Panama – A Road Trip to Remember

In the summer of 2014 I embarked on a 105 day trip along the Pan American Highway from Anchorage, Alaska to Panama City, Panama. On this tour we covered 9 countries and a whole lot of miles. I was lucky enough to re-visit these places on future trips, but this was the only occasion where I covered the ground on one trip. This overland adventure took place in a converted American school bus who was called Betsy. In…

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10 off the beaten path destinations

I feel like the term, off the beaten path gets thrown around quite a lot these days. With travel and information about where to travel being so easy these days, visiting truly off the beaten path destinations is getting harder and harder to do. For me getting off the beaten path often means going to the middle of nowhere. Or going to a place where few others dare to venture, along a route that is not easy to…

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A Beginners Guide to Turkish Cuisine

Food Turkish food is always so fresh and delicious that as soon as I get close to arriving in Turkey I get excited butterflies in my stomach. Whether it is something simple like kebab or slow cooked güveç there is always lots of flavour to enjoy. The dishes vary between regions utilising ingredients unique to the area so, like any country, I always try to pick dishes specific to that region. The list of dishes below is obviously…

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Top 10 Turkey Destinations

Visitor numbers to Turkey have dropped a lot of the last few years and I think it is such a shame. As a tourist destination, Turkey has a lot to offer with a rich and diverse history, incredible scenery and amazing food. I first travelled through Turkey in 2015 as part of a Silk Road tour and I loved it so much I’ve been back at least once every year since. With a sliding Lira, Turkey is also…

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Helvellyn – The Best Lake District Hike

This year I’ve done some great hikes in far reaching places. In japan we hiked to the top of a volcano so we could snowboard back down and in Ethiopia we hiked in the Simien mountains with Gelada monkeys. However, the best hike of the year so far has to be a hike that was a lot closer to home. Just a (relatively) short drive up the road, Helvellyn has to be the best Lake District Hike. Ullswater…

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